Through the Shared Area initiative, and with support from NM&DDC’s ‘Live here Love here’ funding, pupils from St Joseph’s Boys’ High School have designed, constructed and planted-out wooden window boxes that have been distributed to local homes around the school.

Pupils from St Joseph's who took part in the project
Pupils from St Joseph's who took part in the project

Event coordinator, Mr Brendan Fearon praised the pupils for their outstanding efforts in helping to enhance the environmental footprint of the local area as well as thanking Mr Emanuel McEvoy and Ms Kathleen Lowry from the local area in helping to promote the work involved.

Pupils from St Joseph's who took part in the project
Pupils from St Joseph's donating flowers to residents in Canal Street in Newry.

As part of the capacity building element of the project – a variety of gardening tools and compost have been made available for residents living close to St Joseph’s to use, and anyone interested in availing of these resources is asked to contact the school itself or Ms Lowry at the Mourne View & Linen Hall Community Association. For more information and images, please see: www.stjosephsnewry.com